Tag Archives: Art and Revolution

Poetry against the state

From Lundi Matin (#420, 18/03/2024), we share below an interview with Luis Andrés Bredlow and a memorial to him by Anselm Jappe (Lundi Matin #115, 30/09/2017) after Bredlow’s death. Our hope is that these may serve as a modest introduction … Continue reading

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The Politics of Women’s Blues

We share two texts on women’s blues as a radical questioning of sex, gender and race in the racist and hetero-patriarchal social relations of the United States. In the first, which provides the title to our post, Hazel V. Carby … Continue reading

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For Edward Bond (1934-2024)

SAGA I asked the man at the crossroads why are you waitingHe said I have no shoes on my feetMy stomach is emptyMy dwelling is repossessedA man In a nice suit with heraldic cufflinks stole my walletAnd my coat is … Continue reading

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The anarchy of dance/the dance of anarchism

A little wisdom is no doubt possible; but I have found this happy certainty in all things: that they prefer—to dance on the feet of chance. Friedrich Nietzsche, This Spoke Zarathustra [Contact improvisation] came out of Grand Union. We were in … Continue reading

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For Steve Paxton (1939-2024)

Five years ago, we wrote a short piece lauding Steve Paxton’s work as a dancer and his vision of dance, which we entitled: “Anarchic movement: Ambulations in thought after Steve Paxton”. This week (21/02/2024), we learned of his death. In … Continue reading

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Palestine: The attempt to erase a people’s arts

We want to thank +972 Magazine for the generous permission to publish an article on the Israeli authority’s assault against Jenin’s (West Bank) Freedom Theatre and the broader Israeli war on Palestinian artistic expression. +972 Magazine is unquestionably one of the most … Continue reading

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The “Deaths” of Poet Writers: Nour El-Din Haggag and Refaat Alareer

From lundimatin, #407, December 11, 2023 … The young Palestinian writer and poet Nour El-Din Haggag has just died on December 5, followed on December 7 by the poet Refaat Alareer, after the bombing of their house in Gaza. One … Continue reading

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Chile: “no hay revolución sin canciones”

As a person, I pay for what I say. … Refusal has always been a very important act carried out by saints and hermits but also by intellectuals. The very few people who made history are those who said no, … Continue reading

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Mario Tronti: “In art as in politics there is nothing other than struggle”

For Mario Tronti (from Blackout) … Can you really be outside? This is the question I asked Mario the last time we talked (Francesco Matarrese | Greenberg and Tronti: Being Really Outside?). Today, the eighth of January, his important, extraordinary answer arrived. Now … Continue reading

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For Wayne Shorter (1933-2023)

The potential cannot be given or rehearsed, it has to be found. And the thing is, to find the potential of anything, all these musicians have to be courageous and humble enough to not want to flaunt their musical credentials. … Continue reading

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